Consumer Resources

 

Resources for the conscientious eater. 

Make food choices that benefit the planet, improve your health,

and support Kentucky farms.

Eating with the Seasons

Want to learn more about what produce will be available each season? This postcard lists what type of fruits and vegetables you are most likely to see at the farmers market, in a CSA share, or on a local restaurant menu in Kentucky. Download this postcard for a quick reference! 

Reduce Your Food Miles

 Food on average travels up to 1500 miles to reach our dinner plates, while food purchased from a Kentucky farmer travels less than 150 miles.

Prepare and Store Fresh Produce

Trying to find new ways to prepare and store local produce? This postcard offers quick pro-tips on how to store, preserve, and cook and items you might find in your CSA share or at the farmers market. Download this document to waste less of the fresh produce.   

Savor the Flavor

Did you know that farm fresh tomatoes store best at room temperature? Refrigeration can break down their flavor and texture. 

The Organic Label 

What does the organic label mean? This handout defines the USDA organic seal and what organic farmers are required to do to maintain their certification. Download this postcard for a quick reference on the categories of organic food labeling and reason to buy from organic farms. 

Organic & Local is Best

If every Kentucky family spent $13 a week on Kentucky farm products we would keep

$ 1 billion dollars in the local food economy. 

Why Organic Matters

Why organic? This postcard lists how purchasing organic foods impacts human health, the environment, and the local food system. Download this document if you are looking for quick facts to share about the positive difference organic agriculture can make! 

Save Money with CSA

CSA members can save 30% on average produce prices when they buy directly from a farm every week.

What is CSA?

Eager to share all the reasons to join a Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) program? Use this poster as an educational resource to promote CSA in your workplace, neighborhood, or community. It highlights the impact CSA has on member's health, the environment, and the local food system. Download this to spread the word!   

10 Reasons to Eat Organic

10 fantastic reasons to eat organic! Share these facts by printing one off and sticking it on your fridge, handing one to a friend, or including on your social media!

Reduce Exposure to Pesticides

When you purchase organic products

you are creating a safer environment for farm workers, protecting our waterways, and reducing your personal exposure to pesticides. 

10 Tips for Saving on Organic Food

Are you trying to buy organic and not break the bank? Use these tried and true tips to save money on organic foods each time you go to the grocery store. Download this handout for a quick reference about the best practices for buying organic on a budget! 

 These consumer resources are created and provided by the Organic Association of Kentucky.

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